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The Centrifugal Influence Of End Citizens United

As Kofi Annan once said, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” The above are the sentiments echoed by the Holy Christian Bible, that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” America today, is a nation that has gotten held, hostage. It is a country that has recently been on the receiving end of some new form of ‘terrorism,’ orchestrated by a section of its most influential citizens, all because of the wealth and power they wield. Since 2010, development projects in the United States have slackened all because a few politicians in high places have gotten compromised with promises of untold riches. Until 2010, America was the land of the free and a location of opportunity, but a 2010 ruling made amendments in the constitution to have rich people fund campaigns during national elections.

What got done in good faith has now ended up affecting America in a big way, and that is why a PAC like End Citizens United has come to a realization. Since its inception, End Citizens United has attracted the attention of the electorate, with the primary mandate of:

Keeping politicians in check
Dismantling any secret political organizations
Petitioning for a repeal of the 2010 ruling

What started as a small group has now grown to a fully fledged organization, gaining the support of American citizens as well as a few politicians who have not gotten themselves into shoddy businesses. Two years down the line, End Citizens United stands out to be one of James Bopp’s greatest creations. Using his PAC, Bopp has to a greater extent been able to cause a major blow to America’s campaign finance regulations, relying mainly on the professional contribution of influential advocates affiliated with the organization.

However, End Citizens United recognizes that without having sufficient money, its efforts are all in vain. Therefore, the organization has since day one initiated programs meant to raise funds, to enable them to offer financial support to their most preferred candidates when the elections come. Christmas came early for End Citizens United in the first quarter of this year when the PAC collected $4 million from its members. So far, the fund raising project is ongoing, and the PAC anticipates receiving $35 million by 2018, before the commencement of the Congress elections. If the $35 million mark gets realized, it will outshine the $25 million contributions that got experienced in 2016. In recent years, End Citizens United has been experiencing an increase in the number of members affiliated with the association, and can now boast of a backing of more than 100,000 American citizens. With the PACs coffers getting full by the hour, End Citizens United will be able to fight back in equal measure.

For more information about End Citizens United, just visit endcitizensunited.org

Who Is the Man Behind Citizens United and Why Must It Be Ended?

End Citizens United is a well known and influential political activist group that has set out to end the Supreme Court decision called Citizens United. However, why was it started? What is Citizens United, anyway? Why are they so opposed to the Citizens United ruling? We will go into a brief history of what Citizens United is all about and who the lawyer behind it is.

Citizens United was the original name of small nonprofit who opposed Hillary Clinton during the election of 2008. They wanted to air a film that lasted ninety minutes long. The Federal Elections Committee said that they could not air the ad. After all, they said, the film was as anti-Hillary ad and tried to convince people not to vote for her. It was, thus, a political ad. However, it did not disclose who paid for the ad. Therefore, it did not follow the rules for political ads. However, two years later, a judge ruled that it was okay to run the film. In the end, more and more people are able to donate money to political campaigns and for political ads and they do not have to reveal who they are. Nor do organizations have to reveal who gives them funding. The result is a sort of Wild West where secret rich people can control politicians by donating to their campaigns in exchange for political favors and legislation that would help out their business.

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The lawyer who argued for Citizens United is called James Bopp. He is a well known lawyer. He litigated some famous cases. However, in Citizens United, he managed to allow politicians to take the power away from the people and give it over to businesspeople with special interests who do not have the best for our country in their minds. He has also argued even further than the original Citizens United case. He has argued that signers of petitions and people who donate money to political campaigns should always be allowed to remain anonymous. The truth is, he is just starting and wants to further push for such laws.

End Citizens United is opposed to all this. They believe that if such laws are allowed to take effect, then people will lose the power they have in the democracy. Instead, politicians will be beholden to special interests who remain secretive about their real agendas. That is why they are working so hard to overturn the Citizens United ruling. That is also why they are raising so much money in order to support politicians who support ending Citizens United. They raised over four million dollars in this year alone. They are expected to raise over thirty five million dollars before the midterm elections next year.

Visit endcitizensunited.org for more information about the organization.